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Posted on 01/07/2014 3:09:29 PM PST by dynachrome
SHOULD CONGRESS END THE NFL's NON PROFIT STATUS?
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Don’t they promote Obamacare?
And it should end the not-for-profit status of all labor unions too or prohibit them from engaging in any form or racketeering, oh sorry, electioneering. In the case of labor unions, it is difficult to tell the difference.
and the gaystapo agenda.
“What would be the consequences if NFL loses their non profit status? “
No more free tickets to politicians?
The NFL is quite for-profit. It’s Business Socialist to give them a tax break others do not get
Why should the NFL have their tax status changed by Congress? If they qualify (which they apparently do) and have been organized this way for a long time why should anyone interfere with their organization.
Seems like liberal busybody stuff to me.
Could it be the league is non-profit, while the individual teams are for profit?
At 1841ET, waiting on Mrs PubliusMM to decide what I’m having for dinner:
yes 87.76% (423 votes)
no 12.24% (59 votes)
Total Votes: 482
Howe the heck c an they be non-profit with the prices they charge for tickets?
The tax breaks apply only to the league office, while the NFL’s 32 teams pay taxes on their revenues. The League Office receives funding from the teams to cover activities including office rent, League Office salaries, and game officiating.
The Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(6) grants the break for those “business leagues, chambers of commerce, real estate boards, boards of trade, or professional football leagues” and other entities that represent a trade or industry.
The tax break has been available for decades. It was enacted to encourage the NFL’s growth. But some policy experts deem it a form of crony capitalism that benefits some of the wealthiest Americans.
yes 88.14% (468 votes)
no 11.86% (63 votes)
Total Votes: 531
Once again, GOVERNMENT has its “nose” intruding into private business.
Ah. Thank you.
That is exactly right the individual teams pay taxes.
Yep, and pull their anti trust exemption, too.
I didn’t know the NFL was non-profit?? So yes, absolutely!!!
No one should be forced to pay a dime to any organization. Allowing unions to extort money is nothing but a racket.
Thanks for the ping. Too many “non-profit” entities where most are abusing that status including the political entities on both sides.
Only those organizations clearly serving the public, with mostly volunteer and non-paid help such as churches should have such status. Non-profit should not be a free ticket to massive pay for a CEO, or a means to sway public opinion. It should mean a tangible benefit to all of society. Their tax free status should not cost the rest of us, and too many them do.
“Once again, GOVERNMENT has its nose intruding into private business.”
Yeah they could pay their employees less, and use their own profits to build their billion dollar stadiums too, like most business used to do.
Except in today’s crony corporate capitalist world big business has created a scheme where they buy off politicians and politicians then force taxpayers to take the risk for them, while they reap the reward. They call it of Dept of Economic Development and Opportunity or in 2009 they called it Wall St..
Capitalism was once about private risk and private reward.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC is a “Non Profit”. Don’t know about the other Shields but I suspect they are.
How exactly does their tax free status cost you?
“How exactly does their tax free status cost you?”
If you belong to a hunting camp, the members share equally in the expenses. If one member can’t pay his share, everyone else makes up the difference. The same works for taxes.
If any organization should be paying their share it should be the NFL. We’ve already built their stadiums and run them, and police them, and only the politicians spending our money get the free seats.
A buddy of mine just went to a game free in a plush box seat courtesy of an in-law that works on governors’s staff. I told him not to even tell me about it because it POs me. We pay taxes so the political elites can divvy out favors with our money.
I look at it from a different perspective. I think the less money the government takes, the better. Government already spends far too much money on worthless garbage......Why encourage it by calling for anyone to “pay their share”? Honestly, this sounds like a President Obama campaign ad.
We can’t run a military and a nation on thin air. Yeah I agree there is far too much corruption, waste and fraud. Those caught with their hands undeservedly in the public til should go to prison making sand out of boulders for a long time and especially including the pols.
We fought the last two wars on a credit card and the next generation will get the bill. That’s not fiscal conservatism. I believe in pay as we go and that means everyone needs to pay their share, most of all those overpaid hacks in the frivolous entertainment industry like the NFL.
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